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24/05/18

We are very proud of the students too! https://t.co/4g6etTe20V

23/05/18

Invicta Students have been enjoying their 'Set Your Hands Free' time this week and have been writing their messages on the hand notes in reception. https://t.co/Ve5AP4dICU

23/05/18

Foundation (MMF) held an evening for members from Invicta to show parents and students how Invicta works closely with the museum and the advantages of such a pilot partnership. The tour centred on the Egyptian mummy in the refurbished Ancient Lives Gallery. https://t.co/905YRu7Qao

22/05/18

Year 8’s freeze frames inspired by Wilfred Owens poem ‘Exposure’. Abigail 8V, Digital Leader https://t.co/QaldcZEGNV

22/05/18

7V in their science lesson, experimenting energy and creating their own roller coasters using marbles, clamps and wires. Lily, Digital Leader https://t.co/1GoXu4eJGa

22/05/18

The inaugural Informal Concert was held in the Auditorium. The audience was treated to a variety of solo performances and duets, with pieces ranging from Mozart to Muse. The Chamber Choir finished the afternoon with a thrilling performance of 'Old Albram Brown' by Britten.

22/05/18

Invicta recently hosted the exciting Invicta Cooks Competition. There were 28 finalists who worked in pairs and ‘cooked off’ against each other. We were delighted to welcome Head Chef Lee Edney and PR Director Anne Herring from the The Swan West Malling who supported this event. https://t.co/wxgpJtFvcq

22/05/18

Belgium teachers were welcomed visitors to Invicta and Valley Park Schools, observing and teaching some lessons, and touring the schools. They were very impressed with our use of technology and interactive lessons. https://t.co/VpR6RzLvNQ

22/05/18

Around 30 Year 5 students came to Invicta for a workshop on The Charleston Dance from the roaring 20's. The dance is energetic, fun and has a lot of fast footwork. After the Charleston, they created their own dance routines. They also learnt facts about the dance and the 1920’s. https://t.co/rHPjFsYWT7

22/05/18

Well done to Lucinda in Year 8 who is going to have over 12 inches of her hair cut off to raise money, and for her hair will be used to make a wig for The Little Princess Trust. Donations can be made to her just giving page: https://t.co/Z00oQV1gHH. https://t.co/gwgcFlULJS

22/05/18

The West Kent Befriending Service has been one of Invicta's RAG Charities for the last year. There was an article in this week about the charity who are trying to raise extra funds for their befriending service and can be sponsored via: https://t.co/Mc37eFrdZy https://t.co/zZoi3nYc6F

21/05/18

Thank you to everyone that attended the Year 5 Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed your lesson! We look forward to welcoming you to the next event on Saturday, 23 June 2018. https://t.co/FZuo2tYziQ

21/05/18

Congratulations to Niamh in 7C who is re-qualifying for her Karate Blackbelt, with a view to going for her second Dan in October. The Camber Sands physical training was a full 4 hours of running up and down sand dunes, push ups in the sea, Katas, and other exercises. https://t.co/XtfsYFsN1n

21/05/18

Congratulations to Niamh in 7C who recently competed in her Swimming Club Gala, finishing 1st in the 4 x 1 Individual Medley, 1st in 50m Backstroke, 2nd in 50m Butterfly, and 3rd in 50m Backstroke. https://t.co/kZflF9WIOD

21/05/18

Well done to Jasmine in 11I and Ellie in 11C who played for Maidstone United under 16 Ladies in the Kent League Cup Final on Sunday 13 May against Canterbury City and won 5-2! https://t.co/mktTHeYOxB

21/05/18

Year 8 student led revision session on file size conversions. https://t.co/eMOWVfC1tE

21/05/18

The Theme of the Week: Be principled about Science and Technology. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

18/05/18

We look forward to welcoming parents with daughters in Year 5 to our 'Year 5 Open Evening' on Monday, 21 May 2018 at 6pm. https://t.co/fFhIzfxavC

18/05/18

On Tuesday, Year 5 students enjoyed a dance workshop on 'The Charleston Dance' from the roaring 20's! Students performed with as much energy as The Charleston demands with lots of characterisation! Thank you Miss Palin. https://t.co/lwJL05RRxk

17/05/18

Some pictures from the Year 13 Germany themed History bake off today! https://t.co/KAnsyKUOtV

17/05/18

Well done to Hannah in Year 8 who has auditioned and been accepted to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance starting this September. https://t.co/OBGdlTLrG9

17/05/18

Congratulations to Thibau in Year 12 who is 1 of 5 winners of a research trip to a Hong Kong University to undertake a summer school out there. His entry was a 15 page booklet based on “Hong Kong: The Best Place For Start-Up Entrepreneurs." https://t.co/fHRa2ZMAN7

17/05/18

Have you read any of the Invicta school blogs recently? https://t.co/IkFzogwz5c https://t.co/lms1et8icS

16/05/18

Invicta's D of E POP group have been practicing erecting and folding away the tents in preparation for their next expedition. https://t.co/lvNREupmi2

16/05/18

We are very proud that Rudi Dharmalingham was a student at https://t.co/DgxPGn9rJr

15/05/18

Hadlow College are holding a Country Fair and Open Day on Saturday 16 June with many demonstrations and activities.

15/05/18

Invicta will be holding a non-uniform day on Thursday raising money for their RAG charities. https://t.co/WLz10Up7fv

15/05/18

Exciting news! Students are now able to use their KCC Travel Pass on buses in the evening, during school holidays and at weekends!

15/05/18

Well done and thank you to the Year 9 students who made an amazing selection of cakes for the Heart of Kent Hospice Bluebell Walk on Sunday, 6 May. The cake table raised £900.30 at the event! https://t.co/G74qFKNOiW

15/05/18

Well done to Abigail in 7I who participated the Dance Competition ‘Starpower’. Abigail performed two dances; Cheerleading, with 4¾ stars, 1st place in her category and 5th overall and Contemporary with 5 stars, 1st place in her category and 1st overall. https://t.co/zW9ebwfMcu

15/05/18

Congratulations to Chloe in 7N who competed in a show jumping competition at her riding school - Horseshoes Riding School. She managed to get a clear round with no faults. Chloe also competed in four races and came first in all of them! https://t.co/FoCYSERh9T

15/05/18

Well done to Amelia in 7A who took part in an annual horse event. Amelia jumped a clear round, placed 5th in the team obstacle, and 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th in races! https://t.co/MZb89FNK9B

14/05/18

Retweeted From Get Into Teaching

"I didn’t find my confidence until I led my own class. During my training year I was constantly doubting my abilities but when I began my NQT year, the doubt washed away and I began to relax in the classroom." Top tips for your NQT year from https://t.co/42MVqx6B6m

14/05/18

Retweeted From Kent-Teach

Do you have some keen photographers in your class? They could enter the photography competition and be in with the chance to feature in next year's calendar! Full details on their website: https://t.co/cxVTUOnS4T https://t.co/I1DEYYEe4w

14/05/18

The Theme of the Week: Care about the Arts and Media. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

11/05/18

Well done to Amelia in 7A who took part in an annual horse event with clear round success! Well done also to Chloe in 7N, Becky in 7C and Ella in 7A who all competed at Horseshoes Riding Club in Loose! Chloe placing 1st and Becky & Ella securing 1st & 2nd in the obstacle course! https://t.co/rHAdzQteNG

11/05/18

Good luck to the Bronze students currently on their practice expedition at Hopehill Scout Camp Site in Meopham. We hope you are enjoying the sunshine!

11/05/18

Save the date.... https://t.co/Wz9mgfkkqp

10/05/18

We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/Vzj4fVb2Jw

10/05/18

On 2 May was the over 14 teams debating competition found the Invicta team just missing out on their debate: 'The solution to the problems of the NHS is something other than more money'. The final was excellent and Dartford Boys Grammar were the winners. https://t.co/aS1clJcmAC

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Posted on: October 11th 2017

Italian Design Tour

After an excellent flight the ‘Fashion Pack’ student group of A Level Fashion and Textiles and Product Design Textiles and 3D students arrived at Milan Malpensa.  They were greeted by their host families and were whisked away to enjoy their first night of Italian hospitality.

Day One began at our partner school Enrico Tosi in the Lombardy town of Busto Arsizio, which has been a major centre for textile production over many years.  The girls worked in small groups to research a selected Italian Fashion designer and to create a presentation on that designer, their brand identity and iconic status in the design world. In the afternoon we were lucky to enjoy a walk in the warm sunshine as we made our way to the Museum of Textiles in Busto. 

Day two was all about Fashion!  The group headed into central Milan by train.  On arriving at the famous Galleria the students then walked around the Fashion District of Via Montenapoloeone and Via Manzoni.  From there they travelled by Metro to the Armani Silos.  This is a superb exhibition of over a 1000 products created by the world famous Italian designer, Gorgio Armani, a truly impressive and memorable experience.  From there the group returned to the centre of Milan and then back to the Fashion district for a tour of the world famous school of Fashion design, the Marangoni Fashion Institute. 

On day three the group were joined by all of their Italian hosts on a second visit to Milan.  This time the visit was focused on Arts and Culture followed by some serious retail therapy.  After arriving in the Cordonna station, the group made their way on foot to the main square where the gothic spires of the Duomo and the covered roof of the Galleria Vittorio were enjoyed by all.  The first venue of interest to the group was the world famous opera house Teatro La Scala.  The group then travelled on foot to the Pinocoteca De Brera Art gallery and University of Art & Design.  The gallery is home to famous art work by Mantegna, Caravaggio, Raphael, Canaletto, Modigliani and others. 

A slightly relaxed day four was spent with host families.  The majority of the group spent the day visiting Arona on the shore of Lake Maggiore.  The others went to Stressa also on Lake Maggiore.  A few were lucky enough to go by boat to the Borromeo islands to enjoy the palaces and gardens in the glorious Italian sunshine.

Day five and the group travelled by coach to Como.  The first stop was the luxury fabric and award winning manufacturer, Canepa, still a family owned business. Both the curator and conservationist spoke to the students about their work.  The company employ over 200 digital designers and the group visited the design room to see the original artwork painted out and then the digital modifications carried out to develop the designs for print production.  The group then went into the centre of Como to enjoy the streets, the Cathedral and excellent ice cream!

After a walk around the side of the lake the students visited the Ratti Fondazione set in a beautiful villa still owned by the Ratti family.  An outstanding archive collected by Mr Ratti, a very important Italian Textile manufacturer who had collected fabrics dating from the very earliest Coptic Textiles.  The Curator, Francina Chiara took the students through a ‘Made in Italy’ tour of textiles from the 15th Century Renaissance Italy and finishing with work by the ‘Prince of Prints’, Emilio Pucci.

Finally day six was spent at the school.  During the morning the students continued working in the groups from day one and finished their presentations on key Italian Fashion designers. After lunch they worked on creating three dimensional fashion from brightly coloured crepe paper.  Much fun was had while generating their products which were then show cased at the end and a winner selected.  The Invicta group had also been asked to complete a watercolour postcard which would be posted back to the UK to create a ‘Postcard’ from Italy exhibit and a winner was decided.  The postcards were excellent and the winner was Summer Burchell, the best sketchbook prizes went to runner up Shubbie Olutogunpolu and winner, Katy Barton and the best recording of the overall trip went to Isabel Williamson.  

There were lots of tears and joy as the group said their goodbyes to their hosts and boarded the coach to return to Malpensa airport.  Eve Grundy was met by her parents at the airport for a wonderful surprise for her 18th birthday as she was going to be able to stay on in Milan while the rest of the group sadly had to fly home. 

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